After 3 months in the Sooner State, I can honestly say that I have a new appreciation for beaches and palm trees. Still, the capital city of Oklahoma has a lot of culture to share, and I enjoyed exploring this hidden southern gem. Below are 5 of my favorite spots to check out next time you visit!
1. Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co.: Best foodie joint - This spot is all of the calories of the Deep South with a trendy twist. If you like breakfast/brunch as much as I do you’ll absolutely love Hunny Bunny. My personal fave is “The Basic Chick” which is a chicken biscuit lathered in honey…yum! And, don’t forget to try the honey latte too.
2. Wheeler Ferris Wheel: Best “tourist” attraction - If you like to find the perfect “insta” shot when you travel like I do, this is the place. The park often brings in food trucks and live music too, which makes it a great place to hang out for family friendly fun! Fun fact: This Ferris wheel used to sit on the famous Santa Monica Pier and was purchased in an eBay suction in 2008. Now it sits just south of the Oklahoma River and is a tourist favorite!
3. The Jones Assembly: Favorite atmosphere/drinks in town - This is probably where I felt most at home in Oklahoma! It has the allure of a new trendy bar with the carefully crafted menu of an upscale restaurant. I highly recommend checking it out late-night on a Friday or Saturday too! My go-to order here was the BB Salad and a margarita with fresh jalapeños.
4. Paseo/The Plaza: Plaza Walls, cute shops, & Empire Pizza - Although I didn’t spend a lot of time exploring this area, I loved the artistic vibes and the eclectic shops. It is home to a stretch of walls with beautiful murals, as well as an infamous pizza joint called Empire Slice House!
5. Midtown: Beirgarten, Mode - Midtown is probably the most popular area for night life. With several bars and a cute outdoor biergarten, it’s the perfect spot to go out on the weekend or do brunch on a Sunday. Midtown is also home to my favorite OKC clothing boutique where I spent more money than I’d like to admit. The good news is they are online too and you can check them out here!
Stay tuned for more travel guides soon!